In which I write about music, design, art & whatever else tickles my fancy.

David Bowie: ‘Wild is the Wind’

As has evaded no-one’s attention whatsoever, today would have been David Bowie’s 70th birthday.

Out of last year’s seemingly endless string of celebrity deaths, Bowie’s untimely demise was probably one of the single events that hit me the hardest. Bowie was completely transcendent in a myriad of ways, and in his wake, he has left a unfillable void. However, the impact he has made on the music industry as a whole as well as on so many people’s lives in general is a cause for celabration.

In bittersweet commemoration, I’ll be listening a lot to one of my favourite Bowie performances: his breathtaking 1975 cover of ‘Wild is the Wind’.

January 8thShare (3)

Christmas Detox

A little christmassy playlist for anyone who breaks into Coke-coloured hives at the mere thought of Last Christmas or Band Aid 🎄

  1. America — Foxygen
  2. Christmas Moon — Emmy the Great feat. Tim Wheeler
  3. Alone on Christmas Day — Phoenix
  4. Xmas Curtain — My Morning Jacket
  5. In the Bleak Midwinter — On Dead Waves
  6. Trip Trap — Tunng
  7. Christmas Isn’t Safe for Animals — of Montreal
  8. River — Joni Mitchell
  9. Please Be Patient — Feist
  10. Christmas Song — Mogwai
  11. Little Drummer Boy — Bright Eyes
  12. Ég Anda — Sigur Rós
  13. Underwater Snow — múm
  14. Carol of the Bells — the bird and the bee
  15. The First Noel — Emmylou Harris
  16. Some Hearts (at Christmas Time) — Low
  17. O Helga Natt — Nils Bech
  18. A Snowflake Fell (and It Felt Like a Kiss) — Glasvegas
December 23rdShare (3)

Spontaneously decided to go see these incredibly handsome Aussies tonight ✨ @thetempertrap #livemusichall #cgn #sweeeeeeeetdisposition (at Live Music Hall)

December 16thShare (0)


A subjective soundtrack to a complete clusterfuck of a month.

  1. Me and Your Mama — Childish Gambino
  2. Follow the Leader — Foxygen
  3. Achmed Flyger — Dungen
  4. Juliet — George Cosby
  5. Winter’s Child (Maps Remix) — On Dead Waves
  6. Albatross (Lake Turner Remix) — Foals
  7. 2100 — Run the Jewels feat. BOOTS
  8. Outside Your Love — Glass Gang
  9. Locker Room Talk — Cold War Kids
  10. TCR — Sleaford Mods
  11. Loan Shark Blues — Yeasayer
  12. Bloodlines — Tunng
  13. How?? — The Flaming Lips
  14. I Broke Up in Amarante — Los Campesinos!
  15. Near to the Wild Heart of Life — Japandroids
  16. Soup for Brains — Daniel Woolhouse
  17. Real Stuff — Leif Erikson
  18. Semaphore — Flock of Dimes
  19. Song for Zula — Pr0files
  20. On Hold — The xx
December 6thShare (0)

October Surprise

  1. Certainty — Temples
  2. Liana — The Joy Formidable
  3. Murdered Out — Kim Gordon
  4. Lonely World — Moses Sumney
  5. Jakten Genom Skogen — Dungen
  6. God is a Woman — Miya Folick
  7. The Pugilist — Keaton Henson
  8. Fiction — Echos
  9. Looking for Knives — Dyan
  10. Coming Up for Air — Crooked Man
  11. The Uncertain Contents of the Buchla Box — I Monster
  12. Grubby — Kate Tempest
  13. Cowboys or IndiansUNKLE feat. Ysée, Mink & Elliott Power
  14. Generation Why — Weyes Blood
  15. Song #6 — Placebo
  16. The Castle — The Flaming Lips
  17. Modern Act — Cloud Nothings
  18. Ordinary — Two Door Cinema Club
  19. Wow (Tokimonstra Remix) — Beck
November 7thShare (0)

Sanguine September

  1. Need a Friend (Wye Oak Remix)EL VY
  2. Whiteout — Warpaint
  3. Persephone DreamsNZCA LINES
  4. 33 “GOD — Bon Iver
  5. Highschool Never Ends — Mykki Bianco feat. Woodkid
  6. Gold — Echos
  7. California Girls — NoMBe vs. Sonny Alven
  8. Pink + White — Frank Ocean
  9. Fallen Leaves — Hunter as a Horse
  10. What Went Down (Bandwidth Remix) — Foals
  11. Present Tense — Radiohead
  12. Pretty Lights — Sam Cohen
  13. Love / Dead — Faces on TV
  14. Real Love Baby — Father John Misty
  15. Ugly Flower Pretty Vase — Moonface
  16. Anxiety — Preoccupations
  17. Jesus Alone — Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
October 5thShare (2)

Zack de la Rocha: ‘Digging for Windows’ (prod. by El-P)

Zack de la Rocha (the former voice of Rage Against the Machine, for the unitiated) just dropped his first track in a decade, with the aid of Run the Jewels’ El-P and Chavez’ Matt Sweeney. It’s named ‘Digging for Windows’ and is absolutely brutal.

Furthermore, it’s available as a free (as in free beer) BitTorrent download right here.

September 8thShare (0)


  1. SolitudeM83
  2. Pretty — Majical Cloudz
  3. Lucien — Young Magic
  4. DJ — Masha Qrella
  5. Fall in Time — Teleman
  6. First World Problem — Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  7. Frankie Sinatra — The Avalanches
  8. Childhood — Gillbanks
  9. Door — Nice As Fuck
  10. Dust — Parquet Courts
  11. Everlasting Sigh — Moses Sumney
  12. Madeline — Yoni & Geti
  13. Moon — Beth Orton
  14. The Harbour — Throws
  15. Decks Dark — Radiohead
  16. Some Things Never Seem To Fucking Work — Kindness
  17. ‘Cause I’m a Man (HAIM Remix) — Tame Impala
July 12thShare (1)

Trentemøller: ‘River in Me’ (feat. Jehnny Beth)

After three years, Trentemøller is finally giving us a glimpse of things to come, in the shape of ‘River in Me’ — the first single off his upcoming album, ‘Fixion’.

The track features Savages’ Jehnny Beth on vocals, and very fittingly lies in the musical borderlands between her and Trentemøller, with its postpunkish soundscapes, etching beats and aggressive synths. Furthermore, it sports a bone-chillingly brutal music video, directed by Swedish director/artist duo RITON EMENIUS.

‘Fixion’ drops on September 16th.

June 24thShare (2)

Nice As Fuck: ‘Door’

Since forming their new band Nice As Fuck earlier this year, Jenny Lewis, Au Revoir Simone’s Erika Forster, and the Like’s Tennessee Thomas have been playing various gigs in the US, including a Bernie Sanders benefit.

Now, however, they have also decided to treat us to their their first actual single, titled ‘Door’ — a straight-up punky tune, which is super catchy to boot.

‘Door’ is available for the enjoyment of your ear holes on Spotify.

June 18thShare (1)